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Babcock Varsity gets new governing council



A new governing council has been inaugurated for Babcock University to steer the affairs of the institution for the next quinquennial from 2020 to 2025.

The council is headed by the President of the Northern Region Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Pastor Yohanna Harry.


Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chancellor of the university and President of West African Central Division of Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Dr. Elie Weick-Dido, advised council members to discharge their functions effectively with passion and dedication to the service of God and humanity.

He noted that at a time such as this, every institution requires best practices to excel and drastically stave off competition.

“With about 197 universities in Nigeria, Babcock University requires your best input to continue to raise the bar of learning and training for maximum global impact,” he said.


In his acceptance speech, Pastor Yohanna Harry said the council would exercise its primary responsibility in the overall interest of all without hindrance.

He added that the body would continue to determine the educational character and academic direction and integrity of the university to ensure students have a high-quality learning experience leading to academic awards, which are subject to the application of appropriate academic standards.

Similarly, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ademola S. Tayo noted that he would, with the support of the governing council, work to implement and fulfill the mission and strategic aims of the university, the corporate plan, and the key indicators of university performance. He also promised to ensure the institution is financially sustainable and is using its resources in the overall interest of its students and stakeholders.

Other members of the council present at the inauguration include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Philemon Amanze, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Prof. Yacob Haliso; Vice President, Financial Administration, Dr. Ilesanmi Akande; Vice President, Student Development, Dr. Sunday Audu; former 32nd President of the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Emeritus Professor Michael Omolewa and Abia State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Kanelechi C. K.Nwangwa and Elder Markus Dangana.


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